2008 Ford F-450 vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2008 Ford F-450 is newer by 33 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Lancia Beta. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Lancia Beta would be higher. At 6,400 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 Ford F-450 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Ford F-450 (350 HP @ 3000 RPM) has 235 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Ford F-450 should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Because 2008 Ford F-450 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2008 Ford F-450. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2008 Ford F-450 (881 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 705 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2008 Ford F-450 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Ford F-450 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Ford Lancia
Model F-450 Beta
Year Released 2008 1975
Body Type Pickup Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6400 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 350 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 3000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 881 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 8.9:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 6 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Length 6670 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 2430 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 2030 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 4390 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 144 L 51 L


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